Peter Baker: Tottenham double-winning right-back dies

Tottenham Hotspur 1962 team
Peter Baker (back row, far left) was part of the Spurs team that won the double in 1961 and retained the FA Cup a year later

Former Tottenham Hotspur right-back Peter Baker, who was a part of the club's 1961 double-winning team, has died following illness aged 84.

Baker joined Spurs in June 1949 and made 342 appearances.

He won the league title, two FA Cups and the 1963 European Cup Winners' Cup under Bill Nicholson.

A club statement said: "It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our former double-winning right-back Peter Baker."

Baker left White Hart Lane in the summer of 1965 and emigrated to South Africa, where he played for Durban United.

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